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Sport - Health - 05.06.2023
Women’s gymnastics leads NCAA sports with most preseason concussions
Study: Under-representation of female athletes in research informing influential concussion consensus and position statements: an evidence review and synthesis Women's gymnastics has the highest rate of preseason concussion of all NCAA sports, with women gymnasts experiencing concussions at a rate 50% higher than football players.

Sport - 18.04.2023
An improved dart and TU Delft research hit the bullseye for professional Dutch darts players
A dart that is less sensitive to player errors and is therefore almost 50% more accurate than a conventional dart. TU Delft researchers may have developed a groundbreaking dart that can significantly improve the performance of elite-level darts players. The new dart is designed using knowledge from aerodynamics and flight mechanics and aims to give players more control over their throw.

Health - Sport - 13.04.2023
Pedelec riding increases fitness and health
Pedelec riding increases fitness and health
Researchers at the Clinic for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine provide concrete measurement data for the first time How high is the training effect for users of electric bicycles, also called pedelecs? What positive effects on health can be expected? Scientists from the Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Hannover Medical School (MHH) investigated these questions in a study that lasted almost three years.

Sport - Health - 31.03.2023
Smart helmets to prevent head trauma
Smart helmets to prevent head trauma
Players may not be aware of the severity of head impacts suffered during a game. Bearmind, an EPFL spin-off, has developed smart helmets that provide a series of metrics enabling coaches to monitor the neurological effects of head impacts suffered by their players.

Sport - Social Sciences - 29.03.2023
University of Toronto study explores the experiences of girls who play on mixed sports teams
University of Toronto study explores the experiences of girls who play on mixed sports teams
Young people who compete in sports are often organized into single-sex teams that compete separately. But what happens when youth have the opportunity to compete together? A group of researchers from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) set out to find out whether mixed teams provide girls with more opportunities to advance and compete in sports - and if they help dispel stereotypes and contribute to mutually respectful relationships.

Sport - Health - 19.01.2023
Running: the 10% progress rule questioned
Running: the 10% progress rule questioned
The belief that this rule will prevent injury is scientifically unfounded. This time, it's true, you're going to get in shape. If your plan is to do this by running, chances are that the program you find on the Internet or that is suggested to you by a trainer or friend will tell you that, to avoid injury, you should not increase your training volume by more than 10% each week.

Environment - Sport - 12.01.2023
Extreme heat is changing habits of daily life
New research quantifies how much very hot temperatures restrict outdoor activity in China. Extreme temperatures make people less likely to pursue outdoor activities they would otherwise make part of their daily routine, a new study led by MIT researchers has confirmed. The data-rich study, set in China, shows that when hourly temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), people are 5 percent less likely to go to public parks, and when hourly temperatures hit 35 C (95 F), people are 13 percent less likely to go to those parks.

Sport - Health - 15.12.2022
Can restricting blood flow to athletes' limbs while training boost performance? University of Toronto researchers investigate
Can restricting blood flow to athletes’ limbs while training boost performance? University of Toronto researchers investigate
Can restricting blood flow to athletes' limbs while training boost performance? University of Toronto researchers investigate Ischemic preconditioning (IPC), a technique used to prepare an organ or tissue for a lack of blood or oxygen supply, was originally developed for use in clinical settings where there is an expected lack of blood and oxygen supply, for example during surgery or after an adverse event like a heart attack.

Sport - 12.12.2022
Researchers kick goals with soccer findings
University of Queensland scientists have developed a model that gives soccer players their best chance of kicking a penalty goal. After analysing strategies used by penalty shot kickers and goalkeepers, researchers developed a model that coaches can use to identify the best shooting strategy against a particular goalkeeper.

Health - Sport - 12.12.2022
Analysis: Short bursts of physical activity during daily life may lower risk of premature death
Analysis: Short bursts of physical activity during daily life may lower risk of premature death
Professor Mark Hamer (UCL Surgery and Interventional Science) and his colleagues at the University of Sydney report in The Conversation their research finding people who averaged a few quick bursts of physical activity a day were significantly less likely to die prematurely. Most of us know that regular exercise is important for our health and longevity.

Health - Sport - 05.12.2022
Pedestrians choose healthy obstacles over boring pavements
Pedestrians choose healthy obstacles over boring pavements
Up to 78% of walkers would take a more challenging route featuring obstacles such as balancing beams, steppingstones and high steps, research has found. The findings suggest that providing -Active Landscape- routes in urban areas could help tackle an -inactivity pandemic- and improve health outcomes.

Sport - 23.11.2022
Combining mental and physical training may improve footballers' World Cup performance
Combining mental and physical training may improve footballers’ World Cup performance
Footballers must stay on top of their game mentally or risk a drop in physical performance. Combining physical and mental training could help them play better. Combining physical training with mentally fatiguing tasks could help professional footballers play better and concede fewer goals during major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, a new study reveals.

Sport - 10.11.2022
A run a day won't keep the hacker away: privacy in sports apps often subpar
A run a day won’t keep the hacker away: privacy in sports apps often subpar
Sports and fitness apps, such as Strava, are gaining in popularity year after year. They have also often become true social networks. You share some very personal data there, and sometimes unknowingly your home or work location as the starting point for your sports activities too. Apps usually allow you to hide those locations, but researchers from the imec-DistriNet research group at KU Leuven discovered that, in many cases, this option gives a false sense of security.

Social Sciences - Sport - 29.10.2022
Privacy in sports apps often substandard
Privacy in sports apps often substandard
Sports fitness apps, such as Strava, are gaining popularity year after year. They have also often become true social networks. You share very personal data there, and sometimes unknowingly also your home or work location as the starting point of your sports activities. The apps usually allow you to hide those locations, but researchers from the imec-DistriNet research group at KU Leuven discovered that in many cases that option gives a false sense of security.

Sport - Psychology - 19.09.2022
Fit for work at over 50
Fit for work at over 50
Researchers at the University of Bonn have developed program to increase performance and well-being Am I over the hill? This question comes up regularly among workers over 50. A common prejudice is that older people's efficiency and stress-tolerance are continuously decreasing. But mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well-being can be improved in the 50-plus generation.

Sport - Health - 29.08.2022
Queensland study aims for world-first concussion blood test for sport
Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteer school rugby and basketball players for brain scans as they work on a new blood test to help diagnose concussion. The Queensland Brain Institute at UQ has partnered with World Rugby , Rugby Australia , Qscan , Trajan and Sonic Health for the project.

Sport - 10.08.2022
Volunteers wanted to test whether eating before or after exercise is best for cholesterol reduction
Volunteers wanted to test whether eating before or after exercise is best for cholesterol reduction
Health researchers need local participants for a three-month study on the impact of exercise on blood cholesterol Health researchers at Bath need local participants for a three-month study on the impact of exercise on blood cholesterol Researchers at the University of Bath are recruiting up to 100 male and female volunteers for a major new study to investigate whether eating before or after exercise is more beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels.

Health - Sport - 04.08.2022
World Rugby funding kicks off international collaboration to reduce injuries in girls’ rugby
Injury prevention experts at the University will partner with the University of Calgary (Canada) in a major project to improve player safety for girls- rugby. Leading sports scientists and rugby specialists from the UK and Canada are teaming up in a major new project aimed at reducing injuries and concussion for the growing numbers of girls playing the sport.

Sport - 03.08.2022
Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone
Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone
A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by Western University's Northern Hail Project (NHP) field team, following a storm earlier this week near Markerville, Alta. The record-breaker weighs 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder - a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago in Cedoux, Sask.

Sport - 17.06.2022
Celtics may be unfairly impacted by NBA finals scheduling
Celtics may be unfairly impacted by NBA finals scheduling
A landmark study by Australian researchers into jet lag and its impact on NBA performance reveals the Boston Celtics may have a distinct disadvantage in the NBA Finals home games because of jet lag. Senior author Dr Elise Facer-Childs, and her team from the Monash University Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health in Melbourne, studied the impact of travel-related jet lag on performance.